I have learned to use things that illuminate, that reflect light. These lighter versions of concealers, I find, are great for camouflaging my problems. The light reflecting pigments give an optic illusion of brighter, well rested eyes. I have tried a few different ones, but the one that works best on me is Clinique’s Airbrush Concealer. Mine is in shade 04, Neutral Fair, which only provides light to medium coverage.
I have been using it every day for the last month and I still love it. This says quite a bit because 1, I don’t stick to one makeup product for long, 2, I like variety, and 3, I am also fickle. I might like it today, but might not like it tomorrow. However, among my concealer stash, I always pick this one for my eyes. Like many concealers or illuminating pens around, the packaging of this airbrush concealer is a pen. One end is a brush, and the other end is the dispenser. You turn it, hear a few clicks (I usually turn 4 clicks) and the concealer will come out from the brush. The brush is soft enough that it is not scratchy, but firm enough that it’s not floppy.
I like to start from the inner corners of my eyes. I just draw a line where my dark circle is, and blend it out by gently dabbing using my ring finger. I always start with a thin coverage, and add on from there. I never put on a huge dollop of concealer and then find out it is too much. I think I preach of this technique so much that I sound like a broken record.
The texture of this concealer is light and it blends into skin wonderfully. It does not settle into fine lines, and it has just enough light reflecting pigments that it does not make you look like a Twilight vampire. I’m not sure if it has any moisturising ingredients, but I do not find it drying at all. The eye area is brightened softly while looking natural at the same time. I like to set the concealer using my Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil. On my combination skin, this concealer stays the whole day without creasing, caking or melting. If I have an active day outdoors, this concealer still lasts a good 5 to 6 hours. I bought this for RM75, I think and it’s definitely money well spent. In fact, I like it so much, I can’t think of anything I don’t like about it!